Wylye, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Wylye is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Deptford.

Alternative names: Wiley, Wily

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1581
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1606

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WYLYE, or Wiley, a parish, with W. village and Deptford tything, in Wilton district, Wilts; on the river Wiley at Wiley r. station, 7¼ miles NW by W of Wilton. Post town, Heytesbury, under Bath. Acres, 2,279. Rated property, £3,203. Pop., 489. Houses, 118. The manor belongs to the Earl of Pembroke. An inn is at Deptford; and there are extensive ancient entrenchments, called Badbury Ring and Yarnbury. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £492. Patron, the Earl of Pembroke. The church was rebuilt in 1844. There are a dissenting chapel, a national school, and charities £10.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog


Census returns for Wylye, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Wylye, 1606-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Wylye (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Wylye, 1581-1894 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Wylye (Wiltshire)

The registers of the parish of Wylye in the county of Wilts Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Wylye (Wiltshire); Baker, T. H.; Hammond, J. J.

Parish register printouts of Wylye, Wiltshire, England ; christenings, 1581-1837 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department


Land tax assessments in Wylye, Wiltshire 1780-1831 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Wilton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Wylye
  • Poor Law Union: Wilton
  • Hundred: Branch and Dole
  • Province: Canterbury